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Muscatine Bridge


From Mark Twain Scenic Overlook in Muscatine

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in Sept. 07


BH Photo #127557

Street Views 


Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on IA 92/IL 92 at Muscatine
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois
Open to traffic
Built 1972; Tolls removed 1987
- A & M Concrete Products Co. of Clear Lake, Iowa (Concrete Approach Beams)
- Iowa State Highway Commission of Ames, Iowa (Design)
- Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co. of Des Moines, Iowa & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Truss)
- Sverdrup & Parcel of St. Louis, Missouri (Consultant Engineers)
Polygonal Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 512.2 ft.
Total length: 3,017.9 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.2 ft.
Also called
Norbert F. Beckey Bridge (official name)
Beckey Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.42470, -91.03472   (decimal degrees)
41°25'29" N, 91°02'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/664221/4587768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
IA 38201 (Iowa bridge number)
BH 14147 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • September 26, 2017: New photos from Luke
  • September 4, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • October 12, 2015: New photos from Steve Conro
  • December 15, 2014: New photos from Luke
  • July 10, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • October 18, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 21, 2013: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
  • November 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added toll removal date.
  • October 2, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photographs
  • July 5, 2012: New photo from Luke Harden
  • March 10, 2012: Updated by Owen McCormick: Fixed Status Typo.
  • January 11, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • October 8, 2011: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 27, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 3, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • February 17, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • November 14, 2008: New photo from Nathan Morton

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Muscatine Bridge
Posted June 28, 2010, by Lyon_Wonder (lyon_wonder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This website has early 1970s pictures of the Muscatine waterfront that includes photos of the original Mississippi River bridge that was demolished after the current Beckey Bridge was built. The original bridge, which was called the "High Bridge" or Wagon Bridge" was built in 1891 when horse-drawn wagons were the dominant form of transportation.


The original old bridge looks like it retained it's original wood deck until the end.


It also has a 1973 photo with the old bridge being imploded with the then new Norbert F. Beckey bridge in the background.